Following his last film 'The 15:17 to Paris' and at the grand age of 87, you can't be blamed for thinking that Hollywood legend, Clint Eastwood would be well and truly retired by now. However, the veteran actor has recently surprised us all by confirming that he'll not only be directing, but also starring in his next project, titled 'The Mule'. The film, about an elderly drug dealer, will be co-produced by Warner Bros. and Imperative Entertainment.
The cinematic legend hasn't worked in front of the cameras since 2012's 'Trouble with the Curve', but he's now set to return with 'The Mule', based on a true story. Variety have hinted that Bradley Cooper will have a part to play in the film. 'The Mule' is based upon a New York Times article published in 2014 and titled 'The Sinaloa Cartel's 90-Year-Old Drug Mule'.Eastwood is set to portray Leo Sharp an eighty-something year old World War II veteran who finds himself arrested by the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) for being in possession of around £3 million worth of cocaine. Cooper will play Colin Bates, the agent following Sharp's case and his decision to help traffic drugs for El Chapo's cartel.
The talents behind 'American Sniper' will be returning to work together on 'The Mule'. Their last collaboration brought them 6 Oscar nominations including that of best film and best actor. 'American Sniper' raked in around $90 million in just one week. We'll have to wait and see if they're able to repeat their success.
Cooper gives directing a go
Three time Oscar nominee, Bradley Cooper, has most recently been busy putting the finishing touches to his upcoming film, 'A Star is Born'. The film marks Cooper's directorial debut and it hits UK cinemas on 5th October. Cooper will also appear in the Hollywood remake alongside Lady Gaga. As if that wasn't enough, Cooper has also signed on to direct 'Berstein' a biopic about the musical legend. Martin Scorsese is set to co-produce the film with Steven Spielberg. Cooper will also star in the production.